Hope in Hell: Inside the World of Doctors Without Borders

Hope in Hell Inside the World of Doctors Without Borders A fascinating and harrowing account of the men and women who struggle to improve the lives of people in desperate need Doctors Without Borders also known as Medecins Sans Frontieres or MSF is arguabl

  • Title: Hope in Hell: Inside the World of Doctors Without Borders
  • Author: Dan Bortolotti
  • ISBN: 9781554071425
  • Page: 100
  • Format: Paperback
  • A fascinating and harrowing account of the men and women who struggle to improve the lives of people in desperate need.Doctors Without Borders also known as Medecins Sans Frontieres, or MSF is arguably the best known humanitarian organization in the world These professional men and women deliver emergency aid to victims of armed conflict, epidemics and natural disastersA fascinating and harrowing account of the men and women who struggle to improve the lives of people in desperate need.Doctors Without Borders also known as Medecins Sans Frontieres, or MSF is arguably the best known humanitarian organization in the world These professional men and women deliver emergency aid to victims of armed conflict, epidemics and natural disasters as well as to many others who lack reliable health care Each year, than 2,500 volunteer doctors, nurses and other professionals join locally hired staff to provide medical aid and health care in than 80 countries.At the forefront of this organization and its work are the volunteer doctors and other health professionals who risk their lives to perform surgery, establish or rehabilitate hospitals and clinics, run nutrition and sanitation programs, and train local medical personnel This book follows these men and women on location as they risk their own health, well being and lives to treat patients in desperate need.These engaging true stories with dramatic color photographs examine the lives of individual volunteer medical professionals from around the world who Perform emergency surgery in the war torn regions of Africa and Asia Treat the homeless in the streets of Europe Understand cultural customs and societal differences that affect health care Witness and report genocidal atrocities This new paperback edition is updated to include events that occurred following publication of the hardcover.Hope in Hell chronicles the raucous founding of Doctors Without Borders MSF and the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the organization If there is a horrific event, MSF will be there This book tells why and how.

    I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell film I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell is a American independent comedy film loosely based on the work and persona of writer Tucker Max, who co wrote the screenplay.In an interview with Shave Magazine Max explained that the film is not a direct recount or retelling It says it is based on true events because it is Basically, every scene in the movie happened in real life in one way or another Harder than Hell Marathon Haley s Hope DISTANCE . Miles . Kilometers , starting at Two Rivers Bike Park and ending just after the bridge on Big Bend TIME PLACE pm August , All American Rejects Gives You Hell Lyrics MetroLyrics Lyrics to Gives You Hell by All American Rejects When you find a man that s worth a damn and treats you well Then he s a fool, you re just as well, I hope Inferno Dante Inferno pronounced Italian for Hell is the first part of Italian writer Dante Alighieri s th century epic poem Divine Comedy.It is followed by Purgatorio and Paradiso.The Inferno tells the journey of Dante through Hell, guided by the ancient Roman poet Virgil.In the poem, Hell is depicted as nine concentric circles of torment located within the Earth it is the realm of those who What Is Hope Desiring God Our hope in God isn t just a wish or a dream, but a sure confidence that what God says will happen will happen. Hope I don t see you in hell She left her husband a Hope I don t see you in hell She left her husband a public suicide note, then killed their baby Verses on Hope Found in Jesus Christ The Billy Graham For the believer there is hope beyond the grave, because Jesus Christ has opened the door to heaven for us by His death and resurrection Billy Graham Easter always brings hope to all of us For the Christian, the Cross tells us that God understands our suffering, for He took upon Himself at the Cross Hope Define Hope at Dictionary the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best to give up hope. Dante s Inferno Gate of Hell Canto Cowards This idea of a marginal place inside the gate of hell but before the river Acheron for souls neither good enough for heaven nor evil enough for hell proper is a Abandon hope all ye who enter here the meaning and What s the meaning of the phrase Abandon hope all ye who enter here Abandon hope all ye who enter here is the supposed inscription at the entrance to Hell.

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  • That's not to say that the truth is more mundane, only that it's more complex—and thankfully so. A nuanced portrait is always more interesting than a caricature. (16)That's my kind of approach!Interesting look at MSF—its history and then what it has been involved in more recently. I'd love to see an updated version of this, since so much has changed, globally, in the last ten years. Bortolotti has the benefit of being unconnected with the organisation, which means he doesn't pull punches whe [...]


  • A look at the World of Doctors without Boarders from its inception until the time the book was written. It lightly touches on a large variety of topics, and would be a good introduction to the world of humanitarianism. The MSF has managed to stay independent and neutral despite some of its internal conflicts over the years. Two sections I found particularly interesting. -the reliance on donations and private funding can lead to some interesting scenarios. such as when people are donating funds e [...]


  • After reading this book you will get an understanding of what many humanitarian workers go through on a regular basis in the field. You also catch a glimpse of how their lives change as a result of the turmoil and hardships they encounter. How do you really come back to a civilized nation and expect regular citizens and friends to understand what you've been through, seen and dealt with first hand? I recommend this book, not only for the brief glimpses into cultures and problems countries face, [...]


  • I picked this book after looking in the library's medical book section. I've thought about joining Doctors without borders in the future, so I decided to try reading it. It's like reading a long newspaper or magazine article. I found it informative and shedding light on different aspects of the organization, the good, the bad and the ugly, and its aims and principles. It shares stories of the lives as a volunteer, both medical and non medical, and insight on various communities where medical hel [...]


  • The heroes of our age are not to be found in the pages of a comic or on the Big Screen - it is the people who we notice only when they're gone. In my mind, those Doctors resemble Astronauts - venturing where none would dare go voluntarily.


  • Worth reading to understand what this organization does, how it's done it in the past, and the people who do it. Developed great respect for MSF after reading this book (both for their commitment and bravery and for the way they get things done with next to nothing).


  • One of the most sobering, compelling, and meaningful books I have ever read. I finished this the same day I completed my med school application.


  • Doctors Without Borders is a fine organization. People should look into it and support it if possible.


  • While not an entirely uplifting book, I feel it gave an accurate portrayal of the lives of humanitarian aid workers, and gave insight into not only the work, but the morals/ethics behind the work that MSF does on the daily.



  • Started off interesting then I found it jumped around and seemed repetitive at times and confusing at other times. Stopped reading at page 58.


  • This book explores the history and inner workings of Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF), along with inside stories of the organization's work in Haiti, Kosovo, Biafra and other African countries, Afghanistan, and other places, although it ends before MSF's work in the Ebola crisis of 2014 and ongoing. The organization's history and the conflicts among its workers about its mission and approach to world health crises are interesting, but most interesting are first-hand accounts from doctors, nurses, [...]


  • Anything about Humanitarian Aid interests me. It's a job not many would want to have. But there are people that do it and do it well. The MSF (Doctors Without Borders) group is one such group in the industry that stands out as a little bit different. Because they're everywhere and they don't tend to take sides.Hope In Hell contains interviews and information about the MSF and its programs all over the world. The chapters contain either stories about places or about the different things that the [...]


  • An unsuspecting reader’s preconceptions about the Doctors Without Borders organization, also called Médecins Sans Frontiéres (MSF), may consist of caricaturized heroic acts of successful medical professionals traveling headfirst to developing countries in order to make a difference; if readers expect to read that story in Dan Bortolotti’s Hope in Hell: Inside the World of Doctors Without Borders, they will be awakened to a brutal reality. Bortolotti intended to capture the essence of the D [...]


  • No, I did not read the entire book in six days. I do not speed read. I read only the Introduction and the first chapter on Angola.I found the book on Silver Bay Public Library shelves, while I was logging the circulation statistics for non-fiction works. That was my assigned volunteer task. the two librarians make the decision about what to remove from the shelves to make room. The small city library has extreme space limitations, but an excellent collection. A book that has not circulated in th [...]


  • I have mixed feelings about this book. On the one hand, the stories are fascinating. It is one of the few books you can read with a variety of views from many different MSF workers. On the other hand, the author does a poor job with the flow of this book. I understand the difficulty in a compilation book, such as this, but it certainly could have been done better. The biggest drawback with compiling a variety of viewpoints and experiences is leaving the reader feel like he has to piece everythin [...]


  • Rating this book was exceedingly difficult. Difficult because I'm not one to rate anything based solely on content or format, but a combination of the two. In this case the content and the format are so disparate, yet entangled that I'm at a loss. The content is compelling but seldom engaging because it's presented in a format that's nearly impossible to follow. The interviewer is gifted in exposing people in their truest form. He's found quotes/conducted interviews where field workers and admin [...]


  • Fantastic book about the humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders. This is not the story of saintly cowboy doctors going to save the third world victims; the author Dan Bortolotti performed excellent journalism by portraying the complexity of issues this organization, its volunteers/workers, and its recipients of help face. He describes a history of MSF (Medecins Sans Frontieres), its organizational structure, its philosophy shifts, and its inner-clashes. He uses interviews and tag-alon [...]


  • Interesting book about Doctors Without Borders, from the beginning as they were founded in 1971 in france. Considering these workers go into conflict ridden countries and don't choose sides, I felt this book had an anti-American edge to it. They say all they want to do is help people but criticize the U.S. for making aid drops in countries with need. It's the theory of just being a drop in the bucket. I feel that even if it helps one child or one family it's worth it. This quote about Sept 11, r [...]


  • Not a bad read, but also not without its downsides. The interviews with the MSF workers are really interesting, and there are plenty of fascinating MSF-related insights. However, I found there was a little bit of the "white saviour" kind of element to it, in that all of the interviews are with Western expats, despite countless references to how important the local staff are. It would have been nice to hear a few local perspectives on working with the organization. Also, despite being really well [...]


  • - from the jacket: "Hope in Hell: Inside the World of Doctors Without Borders (Firefly Books, new edition 2010) is a portrait of the world’s largest independent medical humanitarian organization. The book first appeared in 2004 and has been thoroughly revised for 2010, with new material based on the author’s visit to Haiti just months before the devastating earthquake in Port-au-Prince.Founded by a rebellious group of French doctors in 1971, Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Border [...]


  • This is not a particularly well-written book, nor is it nuanced. However, it does explore the world that is the humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres), at least from the perspective of those who volunteer with them. (If you are interested in the history of humanitarianism, there are some great materials elsewhere on the French-style NGOs and their origins in Rousseauan philosophy.) I've often thought I want to work with an organization like MSF and this book [...]


  • This book touched me so much.I devoured it. I read it every moment of the day. in lessons, during breaktime at nighttimeThis book sends one message: Welcome to the real world.This book made me feel powerless, powerless to help those poor Men, Women and especially Children caught up in diseases and humanitarian crisis.I would not read it again because to be honest It is already imprinted on my mind and will stay that way forever.I do not have enough words to tell you how amazing and touching this [...]


  • Well written and honest, this book covers the history, current work, realities, myths and role of the famous (or infamous, depending on who you are) aid organization Doctors Without Borders. I've been reading this in bits and pieces for the last several weeks; it isn't a story, but a mosaic of the NGO pieced together by interviews and the author's own experiences traveling with the clinics. The last section, an abridged version of Dr. James Orbinski's (former president of MSF) Nobel Prize accept [...]


  • Happened to find this on the shelf at the library! Started 12/2/09Interesting. You learn a lot about the realities of doing humanitarian work. And you also learn, MANY MANY TIMES, that MSF is not like other aid agencies! They're renegades! They're different! They don't mind giving a country a big ole EFF YOU! if they don't like what's going on!Still, it was a worth while read, and I'd recommend it if you ever thought you'd want to do this type of work (and you don't even have to be in the medica [...]


  • I was 18 when I found this book, and it took me a while to finish it because it was one of those books I didn't want to end. It's a good insight on MSF and aided in my affair with aid work. MSF wasn't my first organisation that I worked with but it was my second followed by UNICEF and now UNHCR.On a personal level, I grew to not completely agree with the mandate of MSF but I can certainly appreciate the fact that they are there with thousands of other NGOs doing what most aren't willing to do.


  • Nice history and overview of Medecins sans frontieres, from the early days through current. I found it interesting that it was printed on thick glossy paper with color photographs, but didn’t appear to be marketed as a “coffee table book”. But either way, it was an interesting easy read. It outlined many stories of various workers around the world, and outlined the MSF strategies to accomplish its mission. So I quite liked it to learn more about the organization.


  • I wanted this book to be a lot more engaging than it was. The premise was terrific and presaged lots of emotional anecdotes from doctors and others in the field. While the history behind MSF was interesting, and the internecine struggles were in a way too, the first-person accounts were a bit sterile. I realize the field operatives aren't writers, but that doesn't mean that their stories couldn't have been rendered in a more involving way. I wish there was a 2.5 rating available.


  • I came across this from a recommendation from Joanery, who just got back from a stint in Tanzania with her significant other who is a doctor and worked with MSF. It isn't a great book, for those other development junkies out there, I think it is definitely worth reading. It was fun to read certain passages and think "that sounds JUST like the Peace Corps" and then read others, and think "wow -- that really makes MSF different from everything I know."


  • i learned a great deal about this organization from this hard line straightforward explanation of the triumphs and failures of a major non-profit's cooperation or non-cooperation in an age of NGO's. The book definitely affected my understanding of the desire Westerner's have to jump into the depths of the uknown to try to personally affect change. Quite harrowing


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